Celebration of Basketry and Native Foods Festival - Program

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Open Market Place (ATM located outside of the Ironwood Restaurant)

Enjoy exploring the open market place while you discover basketry and food!

Traditional Cooking Demonstrations

Ruby Chimerica (Hopi & Traditional Cook)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Saturday & Sunday
Hopi Piki Bread
Annetta Koruh (Hopi & Traditional Cook)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Saturday & Sunday
Hopi Parched Corn
Ed Mata (Yurok & Traditional Cook)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. — Saturday & Sunday

Contemporary Chef Demonstrations

Dr. Lois Ellen Frank (Kiowa & Chef/Author) & Walter Whitewater (Navajo & Chef/Author)
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Saturday & Sunday
Red Mesa Cuisine, Santa Fe New Mexico
Loretta Barret Oden (Potawatomi, Chef/Food Editor)
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. — Saturday & Sunday
Corn Dance Café

Basketry, Native Foods & Indigenous Language Presentations

Terry DeWald
9:00 to 9:45 a.m. — Saturday
11:00 to 11:45 a.m. — Sunday

Learn first-hand about the wide array of beautiful and functional antique baskets from collector and author Terry DeWald.
Dr. Lois Ellen Frank (Kiowa & Chef/Author) & Walter Whitewater (Navajo & Chef/Author)
10:00 to 10:45 a.m. — Saturday & Sunday
Using Indigenous Foods for Health and Wellness: Passing on Culinary Information to the Next Generation
Luis Barragan (Instructor)
11:00 to 11:45 a.m. — Saturday & Sunday
Basketry Documentation at the Huhugam Heritage Center
Terrol Johnson (Tohono O'odham & CEO of Tohono O'odham Community Action)
1:00 to 1:45 p.m. — Saturday only
Contemporary Basketry Trends — cutting edge art forms in the indigenous community
Dr. Ofelia Zepeda (Tohono O'odham & Regents’ Professor of linguistics at the University of Arizona and co-founder of the nationally recognized American Indian Language Development Institute at the University of Arizona)
1:00 to 1:45 p.m. — Sunday only
Tt o t-gegos! (Let’s Eat!) Learn about the cultural contexts embedded in Native language that revolve around eating as well as preparing and growing food.
Carrie Cannon (Kiowa, ethnobotanist with Hualapai Nation)
2:00 to 2:45 p.m. — Saturday & Sunday
Plants, bringing power and life to the people: reflections on a decade of the Hualapai Ethnobotany Youth Project
Mark Bahti (Owner of Bahti Indian Arts & Basketry Collector/Author)
3:00 to 3:45 p.m. — Saturday & Sunday
Why am I in this basket and where are we going?...a look at basket-making and collecting beginning in the late 1800s

Cultural Presentation

Dishchii'Bikoh dancers
Dishchii’Bikoh Apache Group
2:00 to 3:00 p.m. — Saturday
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. — Sunday

Dishchii'bikoh Apache Group is from the community of Cibecue. Dishchii'bikoh is a descriptive Apache name for the community — the beautiful red mountains, red rocks, red cliffs spotted by a variety of evergreens. In sharing our Apache culture with others around the world, it is our hope that people with various backgrounds and heritage will begin to respect all indigenous cultures of the world.

Tohono O'odham Desert Discovery Tour

Bernard Siquieros (Tohono O'odham & Curator of Education at the Tohono O'odham Nation's Cultural Center and Museum)
Regina Siquieros (Tohono O'odham Community Member)
1:00 p.m. — Saturday & Sunday
Learn about the Sonoran Desert from a Tohono O'odham perspective. Explore and discover the plants and animals of our region from a different perspective and appreciation.

Horsehair & Agave Rope-Making Demonstration

Jesús García (Education Specialist at the Desert Museum)
10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. — Saturday & Sunday
Learn how to make rope from horse hair and agave in the People & Pollinator Garden. Ethnobotany will be discussed as well.
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